Trade Quotes

Quotes tagged as "trade" (showing 1-30 of 120)
Antonio Porchia
“I know what I have given you...
I do not know what you have received.”
Antonio Porchia

Thomas Jefferson
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none”
Thomas Jefferson

Leigh Bardugo
“I trade in information, Geels, the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Robert Thier
“Ships are my arrows, the sea my bow, the world my target.”
Robert Thier, Storm and Silence

Adam Smith
“Every man lives by exchanging.”
Adam Smith

Ayn Rand
“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade...”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Frederick Douglass
“A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.”
Frederick Douglass, The Portable Frederick Douglass

Holly Black
“She'd always been a little contemptuous of beauty, as though it was something you had to trade away some other vital thing for.”
Holly Black, Valiant

Isaac Asimov
“You mean that this is a matter of patriotism and traders aren't patriotic?"
"Notoriously not. Pioneers never are.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Larken Rose
“The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response.
To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”
Larken Rose

Larry Niven
“The value of a thing is what that thing will bring. -Legal Maxim”
Larry Niven, Lucifer's Hammer

Larken Rose
“Property taxes' rank right up there with 'income taxes' in terms of immorality and destructiveness. Where 'income taxes' are simply slavery using different words, 'property taxes' are just a Mafia turf racket using different words. For the former, if you earn a living on the gang's turf, they extort you. For the latter, if you own property in their territory, they extort you. The fact that most people still imagine both to be legitimate and acceptable shows just how powerful authoritarian indoctrination is. Meanwhile, even a brief objective examination of the concepts should make anyone see the lunacy of it. 'Wait, so every time I produce anything or trade with anyone, I have to give a cut to the local crime lord??' 'Wait, so I have to keep paying every year, for the privilege of keeping the property I already finished paying for??' And not only do most people not make such obvious observations, but if they hear someone else pointing out such things, the well-trained Stockholm Syndrome slaves usually make arguments condoning their own victimization. Thus is the power of the mind control that comes from repeated exposure to BS political mythology and propaganda.”
Larken Rose

Erin Bow
“Your shadow is bought and paid for, and your death will not remit that payment. You can go shadowless into the shadowless world, and your death will only be one last dark thing on my long dark road. It will hurt me but I do not care. It is all but over.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

Rose Prince
“It's frustrating to witness how popular Fairtrade bananas, coffee and tea have become with shoppers and supermarkets while plenty of unfair trade goes on, largely unnoticed, in our own back yard.”
Rose Prince

Isabel Hoving
“That's the positive aspect of trade I suppose. The world gets stirred up together. That's about as much as I have to say for it.”
Isabel Hoving, The Dream Merchant

Christina Engela
“Villainessa Tittel was a hired killer, an assassin by trade. She had enjoyed the best education and had been trained by assassins who had (until then at least) been considered the best in the business. She had turned to ‘cleaning’ as an occupation because she really enjoyed endings more than beginnings – and anyway, she didn’t need to know her mark’s entire pedigree or life’s story, or to have some kind of facetious moral justification just to collect her fee. Unsurprisingly, when she did read – on those rare occasions – her books were always dog-eared from the back.”
Christina Engela

C.J. Cherryh
“Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.”
C.J. Cherryh, Chanur's Legacy

Eugene V. Debs
“Sooner or later every war of trade becomes a war of blood.”
Eugene V. Debs

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I'm in a hole because at some point I found a shovel and started digging. Maybe I should trade my shovels for ladders and start climbing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“For every day spent at a job, you empty your life”
Sunday Adelaja

“Americans could achieve Jefferson’s democratic freedoms through Hamilton’s economic development strategies and trade policies.”
Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

Karl Marx
“Or how does it happen that trade, which after all is nothing more than the exchange of products of various individuals and countries, rules the whole world through the relation of supply and demand—a relation which, as an English economist says, hovers over the earth like the fate of the ancients, and with invisible hand allots fortune and misfortune to men, sets up empires and overthrows empires, causes nations to rise and to disappear—while with the abolition of the basis of private property, with the communistic regulation of production (and implicit in this, the destruction of the alien relation between men and what they themselves produce), the power of the relation of supply and demand is dissolved into nothing, and men get exchange, production, the mode of their mutual relation, under their own control again?”
Karl Marx, The German Ideology

“To work (at a job) is to sacrifice the life you have at the moment”
Sunday Adelaja

James Clavell
“Without trade the world will become what it was once—a hell where only the strongest arm and the heaviest lash was law. The meek will never inherit the earth. Aye, but at least they can be protected by law to live out their lives as they wish.”
James Clavell, Tai-Pan

“Losing your job releases you from the contract of giving a piece of your life daily”
Sunday Adelaja

“Giving a piece of your life daily through employment makes you empty”
Sunday Adelaja

Amitav Ghosh
“[C]apitalist trade and industry cannot thrive without access to military and political power. State interventions have always been critical to its advancement.”
Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

“Learn the trade before you learn the tricks of the trade.”
J. Earp

Rebecca McNutt
“I can pretend it’s all pretend! I can be the life of your death and you can be the death of my life… what a trade-off!”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

Sunil Yapa
“What was it he [Dr. Charles Wickramsinghe of Sri Lanka] had heard in the street so many times today? Fair trade, not free trade. Well, the big boys -- the developed countries -- couldn't have either, if none of the former colonies agreed to participate. No factories for their clothes, no mines for their minerals, no markets for their subsidized rice and corn. Nobody to trade with, if that's what you wanted to call it. Charles was going to make sure they didn't go another round. He straightened his suit and stepped from the back door of the Sheraton. He looked down the street to where those city buses were parked. But first he was going to get some people out of jail.”
Sunil Yapa, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

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